LSC’s Innovations in Technology Conference to Bring Leading Legal Tech Experts to Phoenix

Carl Rauscher

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA—The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) 23rd annual Innovations in Technology conference, the largest event dedicated to expanding access to justice through tech, will be held January 19-21 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Nearly 600 technologists, legal aid advocates, court personnel, law school professors, pro bono coordinators and other professionals will gather to learn about technology projects being implemented across the country and internationally to promote access to justice and high-quality legal representation for low-income people.

LSC’s 2022 Justice Gap report found that low-income Americans received no or insufficient legal help for 92% of their civil legal problems. Nationally, 74% of low-income households faced at least one civil legal problem—an increase from pre-pandemic numbers. 

“The pandemic has spurred remarkable innovation in the legal services and access-to-justice communities—enabling remote work and online services has been critical to reaching people in need of legal help,” said LSC President Ron Flagg. “The difficulties of the past few years have also highlighted the ongoing need for creative solutions to expand access to justice for all.”

The two-and-a-half-day conference will offer over 40 breakout sessions on topics such as innovation in the pandemic, cutting-edge methods for delivering efficient legal services, emerging technologies like AI, ways to support pro bono engagement, cybersecurity concerns and regulatory reform.

This will mark the Innovations in Technology conference’s return to meeting in-person after two years of virtual gatherings. Several of the sessions will also be livestreamed on LSC’s Facebook.

Sessions that will be available to stream include:

Thursday, January 19

  • Welcome and Opening Keynote featuring Everett Harper, CEO and Co-Founder of Truss (8:30 am MST)
  • Lessons Learned from What's Next Text: Outcomes and Trouble Spots for Michigan Legal Help Visitors (10:30 am MST)
  • LSC’s Data Tools for Legal Aid Providers – What’s Available and How They Can Inform Program Improvement (1:45 pm MST)
  • Next Generation Eviction Diversion Programs: Tips and Tools for Transforming Housing Courts and Stabilizing Communities (3:45 pm MST)

Friday, January 20

  • Short Tech Talks (8:30 am MST)
  • Data and Evaluation for Legal Aid Programs (10:30 am MST)
  • Leveraging Regulatory Reform to Advance Access to Justice (1:45 pm MST)
  • Googling Justice: SEO, Schema Markup, and other Strategies to Connect the Public with Legal Help Online (3:45 pm MST)

Saturday, January 21

  • How Not to Build Abandonware in 10 Ways (8:30 am MST)

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. For more information and the full agenda of sessions and speakers, visit the conference page.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

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